Science Education: Linking Science and Society

Department of Teaching and Learning

Program in Science Education



1:30 PM
Doors Open for Registration

2:00 PM
  John Sexton, President, New York University

2:20 PM
Launch: "Science Education For All: A Unique Collaboration"
Radha Basu, Co-Founder, Jhumki Basu Foundation
An introduction to the efforts and emerging partnership among four diverse organizations efforts to improve and change science education. With commentary from collaborators: Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, NYU Steinhardt, New York Hall of Science, and the Jhumki Basu Foundation. 

2:30 PM
Key Note Talk:
 Dr. Lee Morin, Astronaut, with Sabrina Gilmore, Astronaut Trainer, NASA

3:00 PM
  "Remembering Jhumki Basu"
A look into the life of a remarkable young woman who was the catalyst for this special event and her galvanizing philosophy and practices for democratizing science education.

3:10 PM
Visionary Talk:
  "Technologies for the 21st century classroom" by Carlos Dominguez, Senior Vice President, Cisco

3:40 PM
 "Innovative Science Teaching Methods for Student Engagement" with moderator:

and panelists:
  • Sara Farley, Chief Operating Officer, Global Knowledge Initiative
  • Donya Locke, Former Student of Jhumki Basu
  • Helen Dole, Science Teacher, School for Democracy and Leadership
  • Shael Polakow-Suransky, NY Department of Education
A look from multiple perspectives at how science education can inspire and change the lives of students.

4:00 PM
Closing Remarks:
 Mary Brabeck, Dean, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

4:00-5:00 PM
All guests are invited to attend the reception featuring a special student performance and a New York City Schools Science Expo introduced by Professor Maria Rivera from Barnard College.